October 19, 2017

Archives for April 2016

Food Poisoning Bulletin Breaks Story: Dole Knew About Listeria

On March 10, 2016, Food Poisoning Bulletin broke the story that Dole knew about Listeria contamination in its plant long before this year's deadly listeriosis outbreak that was linked to its salad products. Carla Gillespie submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Food and Drug Administration in February 2016, asking for reports of inspections at Dole facilities, particularly the company's plant in Springfield, Ohio. We were the first news outlet to do so. Now the Justice Department is opening an investigation into that outbreak and how Dole handled it. In the documents we received, the company found Listeria in the plant in early 2014 and "infrequently" in the years before that. In fact, in 2014 Dole recalled many of its bagged salads for possible Listeria monocytogenes … [Read more...]

CMS Bakery Solutions Recalls 7-Eleven Cookies for Peanuts

Chocolate chunk, sugar, and oatmeal raisin cookies produced by CSM Bakery Solutions and sold at 45 7-Eleven stores in Missouri, South Carolina, and Texas are being recalled because they may contain undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who has an allergy to peanuts could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. There are three other recalls of 7-Eleven cookies for undeclared peanuts at different stores around the country. You can see all of the recalls here. The products supplied by these bakeries are frozen cookie pucks that are baked at each store. The recalled cookies were distributed and sold before Friday, April 22, 2015. The chocolate chunk, sugar, and oatmeal raisin cookies are sold fresh in a … [Read more...]

7-Eleven Cookies Sold in Florida Recalled for Peanuts

Bakery Express of Central Florida is recalling select 7-Eleven Fresh to Go Cookies because they may contain undeclared peanuts. No illnesses have been reported to date. There are three other recalls for this same issue; you can see the other recall notices here. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat these products. This recall is for cookies that were distributed to 7-Eleven convenience stores in the state of Florida. The cookies are packed in a clear plastic film, 2 cookies per package, labeled "Fresh to Buy" and have "best by" date codes of Friday 4/22/16, Saturday 04/23/16, and Sunday 04/24/16 on the front label. They include 7-Eleven Fresh to Go Sugar Cookies made with M&M chocolate candy with UPC … [Read more...]

More Cookies Recalled from 7-Eleven for Undeclared Peanuts

There have been three more recalls of cookies from 7-Eleven stores because of undeclared peanuts. We are reporting on each recall separately because peanut allergies can be so serious. You can see the other recalls on this page. It's important to note that these cookies were sold in different states. Please read each recall notice carefully and only return products if they match the UPC number, best by dates, and the states where the cookies were sold. The first recall was issued on April 26, 2016 for 7-Eleven Fresh to Go Cookies by Glenn Wayne Wholesale Bakery. The other manufacturers of the recalled cookies are Bakery Express and CSM Bakery Solutions. Bakery Express of Southern California of Fullerton, CA is recalling 7-Eleven Fresh to Go brand cookies for undeclared peanuts. These … [Read more...]

Starbucks, Hannaford, Turkey Hill Wraps and Salads Recalled

Greencore USA of Rhode Island is recalling 1,341 pounds of meat and poultry products that are produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours. They have the brand names Starbucks, Hannaford, and Turkey Hill. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. The meat and poultry wrap and salad items were made on April 7, 14, 18, 21, and 25, 2016. They include Starbucks Southwest Style Steak Wrap in 7.7 ounce packages with use-by dates of 4/10/2016 and 4/24/2016. Also recalled are Starbucks Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap in 8.2 ounce packages, with use-by dates of 4/10/2016 and 4/17/2016. Starbucks Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl in 9.5 ounce packages with a use by date of 4/28/2016 is recalled. Also recalled are Hannaford … [Read more...]

Foster Poultry Farms Chicken Nuggets Recall for Foreign Objects

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, La.  is recalling frozen, fully cooked chicken nuggets for foreign materials. The recalled product was produced on Feb. 22, 2016 and March 8, 2016 and shipped to distributors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington state. The recall includes 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it. The fully cooked, frozen chicken breast nuggets were sold in 5-lb. bags labeled FOSTER FARMS “Breast Nuggets - Nugget Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat”  with best by dates of 2/21/17 and 3/8/17; and 10-lb. bulk boxes containing FOSTER FARMS “Fully Cooked Breast Nuggets - Nugget Shaped … [Read more...]

Justice Department Launches Investigation of Dole Listeria Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Dole Listeria outbreak, according to a statement on the company's website. Listeria outbreaks in the U.S. and Canada were linked to salads produced at the company's plant in Springfield, Ohio. Thirty three people were sickened between July 2015 and January 2016, four people died. Years before the outbreak, Dole found Listeria at the plant, Food Poisoning Bulletin was first to report in March 2016 by obtaining records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The documents show the company found Listeria in the plant in early 2014 and “infrequently” before that. The records, dating back to a 2012 inspection triggered by a Listeria recall show FDA investigators noted the plant is not constructed in a … [Read more...]

Supreme Elixir, Kid’s Juice, Xtreme Fiber Detox Recall for Undeclared Allergens

World's Choice Products Inc. of San Diego has issued a recall for Supreme Elixir, Kid's Juice and Xtreme Fiber Detox because they contain undeclared milk and soy allergens. People with allergies or sensitivities to milk or soy should not consume these products as they risk serious or life-threatening reaction if they do. The recalled products, 32 fluid ounce “Supreme Elixir” drink, with lot numbers 15094, 15258, 15310, 15483, 16053 and 16091; 32 fluid ounce “Kid's Juice” drink, with lot numbers 15104 and 15326; and 1 pound and 8 ounce “Xtreme Fiber Detox,” with lot numbers 15174, 15372, 15423, 15538 and 16051 are recalled. They were sold nationwide through mail order. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recall was issued after the FDA found whey protein in … [Read more...]

Second Fatality Attributed to Ohio Church Potluck Botulism Outbreak

A second fatality has been associated with the botulism outbreak linked to a potluck meal at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Ohio one year ago,  according to WSYX/WTTE in Ohio. Marcella Barbee, 65, died in November 2015 after contracting botulism at the April 2015 potluck, according to the report. Previously, one fatality had been reported in connection with the outbreak that sickened 29 people who attended a potluck at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Ohio. The outbreak is the largest botulism outbreak to strike the U.S. in 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Botulism is caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum which is found in soil and dust. Symptoms include: double vision, blurred vision, … [Read more...]

Bi-Lo, Harveys, Winn Dixie Bakery Creme Cakes Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Bakery sliced creme cakes are being recalled by Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores, for undeclared peanut. Consumers with peanut allergies or sensitivities should not eat these products as they risk allergic reaction if they do. The 32 ounce Bakery Crème Cakes and 14 ounce Bakery Sliced Crème Cakes were sold at all BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. The recalled products were sold between April 11, 2016 and April 26, 2016, with UPC codes of 205509000005, 205510000001, 205473000001, 205508000006, 205476000008, 205506000008, 205474000000 and 269740000002. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. And all recalled products … [Read more...]

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